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Coronavirus Outbreak | Number Of COVID-19 Cases In India Rises To 471: ICMR

All Train, Metro And Long-distance Bus Services Have Been Closed In India With Only Essential Services Allowed To Operate In 80 Districts And 13 States Till March 31.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 23 Mar 2020, 11:09:27 PM
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India observed a 14-hour Janata Curfew as an effort to break the coronavirus spread chain on Sunday. (Photo Credit: ANI)

New Delhi:

India entered lockdown mode to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak as train, metro and long-distance bus services were closed with only essential services allowed to operate in 80 districts and 13 states till March 31. The deadly novel coronavirus outbreak aka COVID-19 has led to seven documented deaths in the country so far. According to ICMR, the total number of positive cases stood at 360 on Sunday evening. However, IMCR puts the total number of cases at 396.

On Sunday, India observed a 14-hour Janata Curfew as an effort to break the coronavirus spread chain. In the evening, government extended the lockdown in 80 districts, including big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, which have seen confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease. Apart from these districts 13 states have also announced complete lockdowns. They are Maharashtra, Kerala, Haryana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Delhi, Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Rajasthan.

More than 13,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in the world so far. An estimated 92,000 of the 304,500 people who contracted the disease globally have recovered. (With Agency Inputs)

Here are the highlights on coronavirus pandemic on March 23- 

Total number of Coronavirus positive cases rise to 471 in India: Indian Council of Medical Research

In wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, entire state will be locked down from 00:00 hours of March 23 to April 1. People are requested to strictly follow it: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

Telangana Police has registered a case against a Deputy Superintendent of Police and his son who had returned from UK, for not following quarantine protocol. The DSP's son has been tested positive for COVID-19 now.

Coronavirus: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren writes to Union Rural Development Ministry, seeking funds to pay labourers' unemployment allowance entitled under MNREGA if they don't get work within 15 days of their demand.

For the movement of persons involved in the essential good and services, the concerned Delhi based organisations have to get the curfew passes from their respective district Police headquarters: Delhi Police. 

Total number of positive cases in India rises to 467 (including 34 discharged patients and 8 deaths).

To ensure adequate supply of foodgrains to the public&financially assist State Govts, Dept of Expenditure, Finance Ministry has agreed to Food & Public Distribution Department's proposal that foodgrain for 3 months can be lifted by States/ UTs on credit from FCI: Finance Minister

A 69-year-old Tibetan refugee, who died at a hospital in Tanda in Himachal Pradesh earlier today, has been tested positive for coronavirus. He returned from the US on March 15: State Additional Chief Secretary (Health) RD Dhiman

One thing I specially requested all media houses to do is to keep reiterating the importance of social distancing and being indoors. I urge them to keep stating - Stay Home: PM Narendra Modi

Samples of seven persons have been tested positive for coronavirus till now. One person has died of the disease: Health Department, Govt of West Bengal

We have asked for Rs 150 Crore from centre. We have so many NRIs in Punjab, 90000 people have come here in last 3-4 months. So we need money for infrastructure as well as for isolation wards & other things if there are cases. 5 MPs also met Dr Harsh Vardhan: Punjab health minister

All offices of Himachal Pradesh govt except for those involved in essential services will remain closed from March 24 till March 26 will remain closed in view of coronavirus pandemic: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur

I would like to pledge Rs.50 lakh from my MPLAD fund for equipment that may be needed for coronavirus treatment in Delhi Govt hospitals.Kindly,direct officers-in-charge to let my office know about requirements: Gautam Gambhir,BJP MP from East Delhi in a letter to Delhi CM

Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher releases Rs 1 crore from MP Local Area Development Fund (MPLAD) for the 'purchase of essential items especially ventilators' by Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, to curb coronavirus.

Delhi High Court directs Delhi government to set up a health facility equipped with doctors, public health officials, equipment for emergency medication in the light of the coronavirus pandemic in Mustafabad Eidgah, Delhi relief camp, where victims of Delhi violence are staying.

One more person in Gujarat tests positive for coronavirus, the total number of positive cases in the state rises to 30: Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Gujarat.

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh announces full curfew in the state with no relaxations, essential service exempted.

Pakistan govt authroises deployment of troops of Pakistan Army in Islamabad Capital Territory, Punjab province, Sindh province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Balochistan province, Gilgit Baltistan province, PoK in connection with the situation related to spread of COVID-19.

Kerala government announces complete lockdown in the state. All borders in the state to remain closed, operations of all public transport to cease. All places of worship to also remain closed.

All doctors and medical staff in Bihar will get an amount equivalent to their one month of basic pay as encouragement: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on coronavirus pandemic.

One more person, who is under observation at Dehradun's Doon Hospital, tests positive for coronavirus. 3 trainee officers of Indian Forest Services were earlier tested positive: Pankaj Pandey, Secy Medical, Health & Medical Education Dept, Uttarakhand

Yesterday seven districts in the state were locked down where positive cases were found. Today we have decided to lock down the other 15 districts from tomorrow morning: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor writes to the Centre, seeking relaxation in rules to make 'certain critical purchases from MPLAD funds towards improving testing & screening facilities against COVID-19 in his constituency Thiruvananthapuram.

Lockdown to be imposed in the state from 6 pm on March 24 to March 31: Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Minister.


I appeal to people to adhere to the norms of the lockdown in Delhi which has been imposed to contain coronavirus pandemic We will tighten the restriction on public movement from tomorrow. I request people to stay home: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal



Coronavirus: If anyone is caught moving around without valid reason they will be sent to jail under non-bailable offence. Case will be registered under Section 270 of Indian Penal Code: CB Rishyanth, Superintendent of Police, Mysore (Karnataka)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Indian industry leaders through video conferencing, over COVID-19.

55 CNG stations to be operational in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and Gurugram during the period of lockdown from March 23 till 31st March: Indraprastha Gas Limited

ICMR recommends use of Hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID19 for high-risk cases

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealing to him to stop all flights from landing in West Bengal with immediate effect. 

Uttarakhand: Shops closed and streets empty in Dehradun, as curfew continues in the state till March 31 in view of coronavirus; visuals from Dilaram Chowk.

Total number of positive Coronavirus cases in Telangana is 30: Government of Telangana

55 CNG stations to be operational in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and Gurugram during the period of lockdown from March 23 till 31st March: Indraprastha Gas Limited

At least 266 people came in contact with singer Kanika Kapoor, who was tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the process of tracing her contacts was complete, said the State Health Department on Sunday.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued the following guidelines on social distancing to airlines&airport operators.

Seat allocation at the time of Check-in to be done in a manner to ensure that the seat between two passengers is kept empty: Directorate General of Civil Aviation's guideline on social distancing to airlines&airport operators.

All OPD services in All India Institute of Medical Sciences and all centres to remain closed till further orders.

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde directs closure of all lawyers chambers in Suoreme Court by 5 PM Tuesday. Court to take up only urgent matters via videoconferencing.

In Delhi, there are 30 cases-23 people who returned from abroad, 7-the family members of the positive cases. Currently, the situation in Delhi is under control. Urge all to follow the lockdown so that the situation is not out of control: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The Supreme Court makes preparations for hearing of matters through video conferencing for the first time

Looks like we'll be taking an extended period of rest and social distancing. We hope you do too. Stay home and stay safe, tweets Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of positive Coronavirus cases in the country is 415 now.

The centre has asked states to strictly enforce lockdown and to take legal action against violators.

15 new positive cases found in Maharashtra in last 24 hours, 14 at Mumbai and 1 at Pune, 8 contacts of earlier positive cases and 4 with travel history to affected countries, other details being collected. 

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The total number of positive Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rises to 89: Maharashtra Health Department

The women protesting against CAA-NRC-NPR at Mumbai Bagh and Lucknow's Ghantaghar has decided to suspend their stir due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

West Bengal: Indian Railways has cancelled all passenger trains till 31st March in view of COVID-19. Visuals from Khardaha railway station.

Bihar: Lockdown has been imposed in the state till 31st March in view of coronavirus. Visuals from Muzaffarpur's Sadar Thana area.

People from Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram are facing difficulty in entering Delhi and vice-versa. Visuals from Kapas Hera where police have barricaded the movement of vehicles between Delhi and Gurugram.

Lockdown has been imposed in 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh from 23-25 March in view of COVID-19. Visuals from Prayagraj's old city area.

Number of anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh has reduced significantly amid lockdown announced in the state in view of coronavirus.

Australian Olympic officials say it is clear that the Tokyo Games could not go ahead as scheduled and told its athletes to instead prepare for the event in 2021: AFP 

The Supreme Court Sunday decided to restrict its functioning and hear the matters on Monday only in one court through video conference. In a circular issued late Sunday evening, the top court cancelled the scheduled hearing in courts 2, 8 and 14 and said that from Wednesday only one bench of two judges will take up for hearing in only urgent matters through video conference.

The World Health Organisation's top emergency expert said that only lockdowns are not enough to end the novel coronavirus outbreak. He said that countries can't simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus adding that public health measures are needed to avoid a resurgence of the virus later.

According to Mike Ryan, the best way to curb the coronavirus outbreak was to couple restrictions with rigorous measures to test every possible suspect. He gave the examples of China, Singapore and South Korea who have followed this strategy to fight the spread of the deadly virus. 

The Budget Session of Parliament is likely to be adjourned sine die on Monday after the passage of the Finance Bill in both Houses, sources said on Sunday. 

Delhi Airport: Operations at T3 international arrivals will remain suspended till 0531 hours of 29th March, 2020. Passengers of the last international arriving flight have exited the airport last night.

Cab-hailing app services of Ola and Uber will not be available in Delhi till March 31. The Delhi government on Sunday said the city will be in lockdown from March 23 to 31, under which no public transport, including private buses, taxis and autorickshaws will be allowed. 

More than 13,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in the world so far. An estimated 92,000 of the 304,500 people who contracted the disease globally have recovered.

China reported no new local cases of the deadly coronavirus on Monday, but confirmed another 39 infections brought in from overseas. However, nine more people died on Sunday, the National Health Commission said.

Italy announced 651 deaths on Sunday with total cumulative number of infected cases reaching 59,138 and deaths 5,476.

Three more people with COVID-19 died on Sunday, taking the overall toll in India to seven. A 63-year-old from Mumbai, a 38-year-old in Patna, Bihar, and a 69-year-old in Surat died on Sunday. Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab have also reported one death each so far.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has jumped to 396 with 81 new cases being reported on Sunday. This is the biggest single-day increase till now.

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First Published : 23 Mar 2020, 07:14:07 AM

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